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Janet Eissner

Janet Eissner

November 13, 1931 — March 24, 2013
Service: March 28, 2013

Janet B. Eissner, age 81, passed away on March 24, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family. Janet was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and graduated from Springfield High School, Pennsylvania, in 1949 where she was a scholar-athlete. She then moved with her family to Newark, Delaware in 1949. She attended the University of Delaware graduating in 1953 with degrees in English and History. Following graduation, she...

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Richard E. Smith, Sr.

Richard E. Smith, Sr.

January 20, 1950 — March 24, 2013
Service: March 28, 2013

Richard loved the outdoors.Hunting and fishing at Sunset Lake in Newark was his favorite spot. He was the second of 3 generations to be members there. He spent many days watching sports. He was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. Richard was a lifetime member of Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Fire Company as well as a proud member of the NRA. He loved to attend the oyster festival in Chincoteague with his love, Debbie. Richard was preceded in death...

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Harry L. Wilson, Sr.

Harry L. Wilson, Sr.

July 1, 1937 — March 24, 2013
Service: No Services

Harry L. Wilson former resident of Cecil County, MD passed away March 24, 2013 in Palm Coast, FL. He was predeceased by his parents Harry Wilson and Sara Hitchens, first wife Sondra Wilson after 45 years of marriage and son Harry Jr. (Rusty) He is survived by second wife Nancy R. Wilson of 8 ½ years and daughter Kim Wilson of FL, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild of TX. Harry retired after 35 ½ years of Government service as a...

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Bessie "Miss Bess" Cregger

Bessie "Miss Bess" Cregger

October 29, 1920 — March 21, 2013
Service: March 26, 2013

Bessie Isabelle Cregger of Rising Sun (formerly Conowingo), MD passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, with loved ones by her side. She was born on October 29, 1920 in Little Britain, PA, one of eleven children born to the late Roman and Ethel (Dawson) McVey. Bessie worked in the food service industry as a cook at Woodside Diner in Conowingo, MD. She had previously been employed by Sun Cleaners in Rising...

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Ralph J. Knox

Ralph J. Knox

August 14, 1934 — March 19, 2013
Service: March 25, 2013

Ralph J. Knox, age 78, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. Ralph was born in Elkton, MD on August 14, 1934 to the late Joseph & Carrie (Bell) Knox. A proud veteran of the Marine Corps, Ralph, served his country during the Korean War era. He worked for 35 years as a chemical operator at Thiokol Corporation (currently ATK) in Elkton. Ralph enjoyed being outdoors and felt at home in...

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Ray Brooks

Ray Brooks

April 20, 1941 — March 17, 2013
Service: March 22, 2013

Kermit Ray Brooks, 71, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away Sunday March 17, 2013 at Heartland Hospice House. Born in West Jefferson, NC on April 20, 1941, Ray was the son of the late Thomas and Frances Church Brooks. He retired from General Motors in 1993 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed travelling, working on trucks and carpentry. He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Pavolic and husband Victor of Elkton, MD, and Jessie Howett and her...

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Honora Dwyer Silicato, "Nana"

Honora Dwyer Silicato, "Nana"

April 9, 1935 — March 16, 2013
Service: March 22, 2013

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, Honora went home to be with the Lord. Born in Newark on April 9, 1935, Honora was the daughter of the late John and Annie Tweed Dwyer. She was a 1953 graduate of Newark High School. Her work career began when she was 14 at the Newark News Stand; she then held several top administrative positions before her 30 year career at Caravel Academy began, where she was secretary to the head master. The Caravel children,...

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Walter  Ray Vannoy, Jr.

Walter Ray Vannoy, Jr.

September 14, 1962 — March 16, 2013
Service: March 23, 2013

On March 16, 2013, Walter Vannoy, age 50, of Newark, Delaware, passed away suddenly at home. Walt was survived by his mother, Elaine Vannoy, of Wilmington, Delaware, and father Walter Ray Vannoy, Sr., of Aberdeen, Maryland. Walt was a graduate of McKean High School. He worked at the University of Delaware in the pest control division for 28 years until his retirement in 2008. Walt loved spending time with his family and friends. He was...

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Mary E. Charnock

May 2, 1930 — March 13, 2013
Service: March 23, 2013

Mary Elizabeth McNeal Charnock, age 82, of Middletown, DE passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Boothwyn, PA to the late John & Dorothy (Smith) McNeal. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Rifenburg and husband, Douglas of Middletown, DE with whom she lived; grandchildren, Matthew Rifenburg and wife, Gina (Graham) of Clayton DE, Jonathan Rifenburg and wife, Audrey (Hausig) of ...

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Richard M. Smith

Richard M. Smith

November 24, 1935 — March 13, 2013
Service: March 18, 2013

Richard M. Smith ("Dick"), the former DuPont employee, golfer, genealogist, father, grandfather, and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Newark. He was 77. A descendent of Germans who settled in the Ohio valley in the early 1800's, Dick was born on November 24, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio. He grew up outside Columbus, in the farming community of Pickaway County. Dick was an accomplished athlete at Walnut Township...

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